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22. Female. Australia.
"We can stick anything into the fog
and make it look like a ghost
but tonight
let us not become tragedies.
We are not funeral homes
with propane tanks in our windows,
lookin’ like cemeteries.
Cemeteries are just the Earth’s way of not letting go.
Let go.
"
~ Buddy Wakefield, from We Were Emergencies in Gentleman Practice
"The pure soul is a pure lie."
~ Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Antichrist
"We were never tragedies.
We were emergencies.
You call 9 – 1 – 1.
Tell them I’m having a fantastic time.
"
~ Buddy Wakefield, from We Were Emergencies, in Gentleman Practice
"You swallowing matches and suddenly I’m yelling Strike me. Strike anywhere."
~ Richard Siken, from Wishbone
"Love comes with a knife,
not some shy question,
and not with fears
for its reputation!
I say these things disinterestedly.
Accept them in kind.
Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing off his clothes,
running through the mountains, drinking poison,
and now quietly choosing annihilation […]
There are love stories,
and there is obliteration into love.
"
~ Rumi, from The Silent Articulation of a Face
"It’s nice sometimes
to open up the heart a little
and let some hurt come in.
It proves you’re still alive.
If nothing else
it says to you–
clear as a high hill air,
uncomfortable
as diving through cold water–
I’m here.
However wretchedly I feel,
I feel.
"
~ Rod McKuen, from The Need (Thirty-Six)
"You, in the middle of an unwritten sentence, stop,
exile to a place further than silence.
"
~ Ilya Kaminsky, from Elegy for Joseph Brodsky
"Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you."
~ John Greenfrom An Abundance of Katherines
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eat yourself / goldfrapp

"You are in danger. I am danger. If you hold my hand,
you will disappear leaving flames in your wake.
You may return in a hundred years holding a treasure chest
full of demons and lost time.
I promised you nothing except remembrance.
"
~ Jeannine Hall Gailey, from She Returns to the Floating World
"There was courage in not disguising the animal you happened to be."
~ J. K. RowlingThe Casual Vacancy

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